Lydia Moellering


Olivia Picaud

“The saddest moment in my life was losing my great aunt. [On the] day of her death, I was at school, and then I went to my friend’s house. I remember asking my dad for a sleepover. My dad’s like, ‘you’re not gonna want to have a sleepover tonight.’ And I was like, ‘oh no,’ and that’s pretty much the moment I knew that she didn’t make it, which was sad. It was hard for my family and me because we always went over there for holidays, her house was the house everyone went to for the family gatherings and holiday parties. It was hard because she died from COVID. It was really sad because none of my family knew how to act. It was just hard to comprehend. It still hasn’t hit me.” — Lydia Moellering, 9